• The North American beaver is a very important animal to the Yellowstone National Park ecosystem. In the mid-1900s the beaver’s population plummeted inside the park, and they are just now starting to make a full r

    • Kira replied 4 months ago

      Carson, I find this very informative. The effects of the loss of a species in an area can be devastating to the organisms of the area. Every organism serves an important role in an ecosystem, some more so than others, and by removing any one species, the ecosystem changes dramatically. This is a common subject taught in biology classes and so it is great to see an example of it in our history. “Removing an animal from the ecosystem” truly is not an action that goes unnoticed, and so it is important that thorough research into the role of the organisms in an ecosystem is performed before any alterations are made. An site page that might help to further your research can be found at https://www.nationalgeographic.org/encyclopedia/keystone-species/ . Can’t wait to see where this goes!

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